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Get Smart: new features can make you a safer driver
Yes, I know.  Every time I talk about the innovative electronic features that auto and truck makers are putting into their vehicles, you tell me that you are already smartest, safest drivers out there.  But, if a new vehicle is in your future — especially a new truck —... Read more
A software problem that can cause engine fires has prompted a voluntary recall of GM’s recently introduced Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Eight fires with no reported injuries have occurred, prompting the company’s action.  It appears that the overheating of the exhaust system on these trucks is linked... Read more
Michelin North America is recalling Michelin LTX M/X tires for tread separation problems which can lead to rapid air loss resulting in possible loss of vehicle control and increased risk of a crash. The tires in question were produced from January 10, 2010 and June 23, 2012 and were... Read more
There has been much debate about the future of midsize trucks in America. For years, the only available ones have been the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier; both have been good consistent performers but are dated and lackluster in terms of fuel efficiency. Ford, of course, has its... Read more
Let me begin this by saying: there is no such thing as a bad new truck in 2013. Whether you are committed to Ram, Silverado, GMC, Ford or Tundra, you will find the latest offerings are loaded with performance, aesthetic, electronic or any of a hundred different features. You... Read more
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show is the official toybox for truck lovers, truck owners and for the industry that does everything it can to create intrigue. The 2013 Show in Las Vegas later this month will be no exception, particularly if General Motors has their way. The... Read more
*If there ever was any doubt about the manufacturers giving Texas its due as the truck capital of the U.S, all you need to do is reaffirm it at this year’s State Fair of Texas.  The new and improved Big Tex shares space with new product from Chevy, Ford,... Read more
It is a personal pet peeve — pardon my pun. I hate to see dogs chained or loose in the beds of pickup trucks. Yes, yes, I know you profess to love them more than your wife, girlfriend, or anyone else, but sticking them in the truck bed just... Read more